The past year brought us many difficulties and changes, including not being able to hold 4-H camps in person. Washington County 4-H is planning to host a modified version of typical summer camps for youth Kindergarten thru ninth grade. OSU Extension will be offering five camps this year, including three single day camps and two multi-day, day camps. Four of the camps will be held at Camp Hervida near Waterford and one camp will be held at the Washington County Fairgrounds. Please see below for the dates and camp specific information.
- Cloverbud Day camp Grades K-2: June 29th – Hervida (Lunch and Snack provided) – 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
- Day camp Grades 3-9: June 30th – Hervida (Lunch and Snack provided) – 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
- Multi-day Day Camp Grades 3-9: July 5-8th – Hervida (Lunch, Dinner and Snack provided)
- Multi-day Day Camp Grades 3-9: July 19-22nd – Hervida (Lunch, Dinner and Snack provided)
For the multi-day camps, drop off will be 9:00 am and pick up at 8:00 pm Monday-Thursday. Transportation will be available from Marietta to and from camp for the multi-day camps. Campers will be expected to come every day Monday-Thursday. The camp July 19-22nd will only occur if there are over 50 campers interested in both weeks. If not, only the camp July 5-8th camp will occur.
- Day camp Grades K-9: July 23rd – Washington County Fairgrounds (Lunch and Snack provided). This camp will offer different activities than the camps at Hervida.
Registration costs will include all needed supplies, food for the campers, and a reusable mask and camp picture for every camper. The camp staff and camp counselors are looking forward to a fun and exciting 4-H camping season! Camp t-shirts will be available at additional cost.
For more information about the 4-H camping program or enrollment, please contact the Washington County Ohio State University Extension office at (740) 376-7431, or download a registration form from https://go.osu.edu/hervida
Print your camp form here: 2021 Camper Reg Packet
Waterford Community, Washington County, and Barlow Independent Fairs are seeking youth to apply for: Jr Princess, Prince, Queen, King, Dairy Princess, Horse Princess
Applications must be RECEIVED at the Extension Office by June 14, 2021
Interviews: August 16, 2021 evening (Time TBA)
Judging & Crowning: August 19, 2021 – 5:00 pm
- A member of a Junior Fair youth organization in Washington County.
- Candidates must be a Junior Fair Exhibitor at a Washington County Fair.
- Queen 16 – 19 as of January 1, King candidates: 16-19 years of age as of January 1, 2021. Princess, Prince, Dairy Princess, and Horse Princess candidates: 12-15 years of age as of January 1, 2021.
- Contestants may not be married, nor have been married, nor borne or fathered a child, or be with child.
- Has not previously served as Junior Fair King or Junior Fair Queen of Washington County.
- Prince, Junior Princess and Dairy Princess, Horse Princess may not run consecutive years for the same title.
Entry fee is $30.00. Make checks payable to Washington County 4-H Committee/Royalty.
All schools, youth organizations and civic organizations are invited to encourage candidates to enter the contest. Eligible Junior Fair organizations include 4-H, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, FCCLA, and FFA.
Application available at: https://washington.osu.edu/program-areas/4-h-youth-development/washington-county-4-h-forms
Application can be printed here: Royalty Contest Application 2021
Here are some resources from ODA that might be helpful and important to know!
2021 Scrapie Regulations – 2021+Scrapie+Regulations
2021 Ohio Livestock Tampering Exhibition Rules – 2021+Tampering+Exhibition+Rules
2021 Livestock Health Exhibition Rules – 2021+Livestock+Health+Exhibition+Rules
Our fair Vet Dr. Phil Lowe helped us develop some Preventative Health Recommendation for Animals. Learn about recommended vaccinations and parasite control. This was mentioned in this week’s Livestock Quality Assurance Training: 2020 Health Recommendations – LOWE
My Feed Practices Check-up – Review this check-list and see how you are doing with feed storage, feed knowledge and feeding practices: My Feed Practices Check-Up
2021 Livestock Factsheets – new to livestock projects or are you taking a new project this year? Check out these Livestock Factsheets and learn more about the project expectations. Click on these links to download the factsheets you need:
Quality Assurance Training is still mandatory for 2021 for all youth taking market livestock and lactating dairy cattle/goat projects to be eligible to participate in junior fair events, shows and sales at the fairs. Parents are encouraged to attend the training with their child.
All trainings will be held using Zoom and start at 7:00 pm:
Final Virtual Training: May 6
No more than two family members on one Zoom connection.
A Zoom link to attend the training will be emailed after you register.
Participants must sign-up and reserve a training spot at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70A094EADA72CA1FD0-20213
Attendance will be taken throughout the training session. If someone doesn’t attend the full training, the training will have to be repeated.
A face to face session will also be held May 20 for members that are not able to attend a virtual training due to limited or no internet access.
The Marietta TSC will be participating in the national Paper Clover Campaign and the store is hosting our 4-H display at the front of their store. Stop by and support the campaign!
- Paper Clover Runs Wednesday, April 28th through Sunday, May 9th.
- As usual, counties will receive 80% of the funds. The funds will be used for camp and youth leadership experiences.
Here is a recent announcement from the State 4-H Office regarding meeting size:
- We are pleased to announce the size limitations of our groups can now be larger than 50 people. Group sizes may be up to 300, as long as physical distancing can be maintained, and other items outlined in the Ohio 4-H Planning Guide for In-Person Meetings & Events are followed. We continue to follow local health department guidelines and group size may need to be reduced, based on their directives.
- Still in place: Physical distancing, properly worn face masks, frequent hand hygiene, self-monitoring for symptoms.
Are you a teen at least 14 years old and would like to put your leadership skills into practice? The Washington County 4-H Advisory Committee is looking for teens that would like to be youth representatives and serve a one year term.
The committee meets the first Tuesday of the month at 6:30 at the Extension Office. 2021 meeting dates: Jan 5, March 2, May 4, June 1, Oct 5, Nov 4
Please come support the Chicken BBQ Dinner at Hervida on Saturday, May 1. Meal served 4:30 to 7:00pm. Dinners will be available for eat-in or carry-out.
This is also a great opportunity to volunteer for camp by serving, clearing tables, or donating a dessert! Donations for the Country Store are always welcome!!
Here is a link to make a dessert, donate items for the country store, cut & keep desserts stocked, serve & stock beverages, clear tables & wipe trays, run dishwasher, or prepare carry-out meals.